Former World No 1 golfer to participate in Par 3 event with his kids Sam and Charlie as caddies
Augusta: Four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods has confirmed he will compete in Par 3 Contest of the Masters with his children Sam and Charlie as caddies.
Tiger Woods talks with partner Lindsey Vonn and his son Charlie during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament yesterday. Pic/AP/PTI
"My two little ones are going to be out there with me. It's special," Woods was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
"As I said, this tournament means so much to me in so many different ways."
It's the first time ever that Woods plays the Par 3 Contest since 2004.
"We all know what happened in '97 with my dad's health, and he was pronounced — well, he was dead at one point earlier that year; came back, and then came here and I won the Masters," Woods said.
"Charlie has seen me win a golf tournament before. Sam, actually she was there at the US Open in 2008, but doesn't remember it. It's nice to be able to share these things with my family and it just means the world to me. They are excited, I'm excited and can't wait to go out there."
Woods, the former World No 1, hasn't won the tournament since 2005. He enters this week as the world's 111th-ranked player after withdrawing from February's Farmers Insurance Open to work on his game. Woods has two children - Sam and Charlie - with his ex-wife former Swedish model Elin Nordegren. They divorced in 2010.